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A-144

Wilson, Elizabeth Millar, 1830-1913. Papers of Elizabeth Millar Wilson, 1864-1944: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: A-144
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Elizabeth Millar Wilson, 1830-1913
Title: Papers of Elizabeth Millar Wilson, 1830-1913
Date(s): 1830-1913
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, journals, manuscript, etc., of Elizabeth Millar Wilson, postmistress of The Dalles, Oregon.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 762, 932
Gift of Mrs. Willard O. Wilson, 1084 Bedford Road, Grosse Pointe, Michigan (through Janet W. James). Received June 1964, September 1965.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Elizabeth Millar Wilson as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Elizabeth Millar Wilson. Papers, 1864-1944; item description, dates. A-144, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

BIOGRAPHY

Accounts of Elizabeth Millar Wilson's trip west in 1851, and life in The Dalles, Oregon during the latter half of the nineteenth century. She went west to teach and later married Joseph G. Wilson, circuit court judge in Oregon. After her husband's death, Wilson was appointed postmistress of The Dalles by President Grant in 1873. Also, recollections by Wilson's daughter, Lucy Wilson Peters, tributes to Joseph G. Wilson, and material relating to other pioneer families in Oregon.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Collection contains correspondence, journals, and a manuscript from 1899 documenting her trip West and life in The Dalles. Also included are recollections by Wilson's daughter, Lucy (Wilson) Peters, tributes to Joseph Wilson, and material of other Oregon pioneer families.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Frontier and pioneer life
Journals (notebooks)
Oregon--History
Oregon--Social life and customs
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Pioneers
Reminiscences
Women pioneers
Chamberlain family
Peters, Lucy Wilson
Sanitary Commission Fair, (1864 : Cincinnati, Ohio)
Wilson, Joseph Gardner, 1826-1873

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